[techtalk] swtiching rhat drives . . .
jdike at karaya.com
Wed Nov 10 12:42:43 EST 1999
> What switches where you using for cp? It _only_ works with '-a' all
> others ('-dpf' for example) copy "byte by byte" and thus fill your
> disk :-).
I did just -p.
Both the man page and info file say this:
same as -dpR
-d is preserve symlinks, -p is preserve attributes, and -R is recurse.
-d and -R obviously weren't relevant, so I tried -p in case the file type was
considered an attribute (which tar doesn't do, -p is just permissions and
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